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Civil Liberty Defenders Have No Problem With Truman Building Security Arrests

March 11, 2002
By: Chris Fink
State Capital Bureau
Civil liberty defenders have no problem with arrests at the Truman building security checkpoints in Jefferson City.

Chris Fink has more from the capitol.

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Security checkpoints put in place after September eleventh were designed to keep weapons out of the Truman building, but most of the eighteen arrests since October have been drug related.

In two cases, suspects tried to flee after being asked to empty thier pockets.

Senator Mary Bland of St. Louis says she has no problem with people being arrested trying to bring illegal items into the Truman building.

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OutCue: "no choice but to report them."
FILL: Senator Bland says security officers have no choice but to report those who are participating in illegal activities.

According to state officials, the building has remained under high security due to the large number of state employees and business associates who work there.

From Jefferson City, Chris Fink.